Public Transport in Utrecht
Public transport in Utrecht is very well organised. The central point for buses, trains and trams in Utrecht is Utrecht Central Station. Go to the information desk for travel information and to buy an ‘OV-chipkaart’.
You can also buy bus tickets either at the information desk or from the bus driver. You can find the current prices here.
Please keep in mind that you cannot pay with cash in the bus.
Check out the website http://9292.nl/en/ where you can plan your route using all kinds of public transport in the Netherlands (in English).
The Netherlands is a country full of people... and their bikes! Every Dutchie has a bike. Or two, or even three, in case the other two break down. Cycling is the way to travel in Utrecht. Special bike lanes make it pretty safe to speed up downtown and find your way around. If you stay for some weeks and want to experience the Dutch way of life, it is advisable to buy a bicycle. Make sure you use an extra lock to attach your bike to something that can’t be removed so easily, for example a tree! Some suggestions:
Laag Catharijne rents out bikes: Catharijnesingel 34.
Fietspunt sells cheap second-hand bikes: Nobelstraat 293
Never buy a (stolen) bike from someone on the street. This is illegal in the Netherlands.
Tourist Information Center
In Utrecht you can visit the Tourist Information Office on Domplein (the square where the Dom tower and Dom church are located). Here you will find all information about public services in Utrecht.
Before the start of your course you will a receive a Solis-ID. With your Solis-ID you can access the Eduroam network of Utrecht University. This network is available in all buildings of Utrecht University, Hogeschool Utrecht and Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.
You can find the instructions on how to access the UU wifi here.
If you are housed through us, there will also be a wifi connection in your building.
Visitors without a Solis-ID are able to connect to the wifi network 'UU-visitor'. UU-visitor is a light version of Eduroam (less possibilities and not as fast). After connecting, please accept the terms of agreement in your browser.
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